So... today as we do our usual back to work routine after the weekend's shows (Thank you Four Farthings and esp. D Hangout! what a cool new room!) we are also buying Fleetwood Mac tickets.
First tour with the full band in years... and we could hardly miss out on seeing one of our musical touchstones at full power. However, it's also got me thinking...
Why do so few bands mix female and male musicians? It's just bizarre to me. Anyone who has seen us knows that the girls totally make the Messengers. There seem to be a lot of female fronted bands out there... but the full Fleetwood Mac mix with girls playing in the band still seems unusual. And that's just weird in a country with a majority female population.
There are exceptions. We listen to a lot of Lake St. Dive on the way to shows these days. But it's still a testosterone soaked music scene out there. Too bad... chicks rock. Don't believe me? Come out to the Broken Oar this weekend. I'll prove it.